Covid-19| Government in talk for lifting of alcohol

These may be good news to many South Africans, government in talks in lifting alcohol.


South Africa – As of 29 December 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation to give responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.



One of the things that saw itself making a U-turn was alcohol, fun public places such as beaches, dams, rivers, swimming pools and lakes.

News24 reports that the government is considering the possibility of lifting alcohol as infection rate are low. This is without source from where News24 got the information.



The ban was to limit the burden of the health system with regards to admissions related to car accident and violence due to alcohol abuse including the restriction of curfew.

Government meeting scheduled for Wednesday 2021.

Anheuser Busch InBev NV’s South African division two weeks ago canceled an additional R2.5 billion of investment after the government banned alcohol sales for a third time to get a resurgence of coronavirus cases under control.



The move brought the amount of spending called off by South African Breweries to R5 billion since outbreaks first took hold in the country 10 months ago.

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